“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light – I Peter 2:9
Gratitude deepens your relationship and friendship with God. Once you gain a reputation for unconditional gratitude, God keeps an eye open for you. He is on the lookout for people who will celebrate His works, proclaim His name and magnify His peculiarity. God doesn’t strike covenant with complainers but rather does so with the celebrants of His awesomeness.
God is not looking for people to confirm Him as a celebrity because His works, names and attributes announce His existence, essence and superintendence. It takes an ingrate to disdain what God has ordained for the salvation, satisfaction and enrichment of man. But the voice of gratitude confirms and validates your:
1. Peculiarity to God. God is in search of true worshippers. When your credentials portray you as an incurable worshipper, you get short-listed in God’s divine army of heavenly worshippers.
2. Partnership with God's general assembly of worshippers. Once you get short-listed in the laundry list of true worshippers, you get a divine seal to make an unending joyous noise to the Lord, with the host of heaven together with saints here on earth.
3. Profitability to God. Your existence is not appreciated and celebrated in heaven if you are a complainer and an entertainer of the devil. Many entertain the devil through their ungodly lifestyle, disregarding the fact that they were created for God’s pleasure. Many complain about life and end up as empty and abandoned containers that have nothing to pour out for the refreshing of the Most High
If it becomes your delight to embrace gratitude to God and man as a lifestyle, you will find yourself at the altitude which God earmarks for His favourites, to make them ‘access divine nourishment and enviable satisfaction. May your heart desire and long to praise and magnify God all the days of your life in Jesus name.